Ahmad b. Hanbal about the „uncreated Koran”

(from Ibn Abu Ya’la, Tabaqat al-hanabila, ed. Muhammad Hamid al-Fiqh, Cairo 1952, volume I, p. 29)

»The Koran is Allah’s speech, which he himself uttered. Therefore it is uncreated. Who maintains that the Koran is created is an infidel fool. And who says: The Koran is Allah’s speech, and stops at that point without adding “uncreated“ – he is even more infamous than the saying of the latter. Also, who maintains that our pronunciation of it and our recitation of it are created, and the Koran itself is Allah’s word, he is a fool. So whoever does not contradict to these people, all of them, he is like them